Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Long time no posting

WOW! It certainly has been a long, long time since I have blogged. Life has gone by so fast and so much has happened since 2008.


My dad has been cancer free since his surgery. He has had surgery since then related to the prostate cancer, but it has been "mechanical" surgery, if you will. But he is doing awesome and healed very well from all surgeries.

Ashleigh & Austin turn 7 in April. They are in the final 9 weeks of the first grade. Ashleigh has been on the A Honor Roll. Austin is holding his own. He has some bumps to overcome since starting school, but I believe his is doing just fine. He FINALLY got tubes put in his ears and he can hear. He is going to speech therapy at school and will be doing tutoring outside of school until he is where he needs to be. We may get him there before the end of school in May, maybe not, but we will cross that bridge when we get there. He has participated in Cub scouts this year and he has really done very well. Ashleigh didn't get to be a Daisy, but hopefully will be able to be a Brownie in the 2nd grade.

Rob & I will be married 15 yrs in April. WOW!!! We have come a long way with bumps in the road, but our one constant has been our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. Without Jesus in our lives, I do believe we wouldn't be together. But marriage is a road full of bumps, it is what you do to keep it working that matters.

Rob received his BA this past December from University of Southern Mississippi. We were so proud of him. It had been a long time coming, but he finally did it. Now he is planning on going for his Masters. Where that will be is up in the air right now, but it is still in the future.

As for me, I'm still at stay-at-home mom. I truly enjoy being able to take the kids to school in the morning and be here when they get out of school. Being a mom is what I've always wanted to be. Right now it works out financially for us, since all of my paycheck would go to after school care, but eventually I will need to go to work. I'm praying that I will be able to find something to do at home that won't be considered a "scam" according to Rob. Praying on God's wisdom and timing is all I can ask.

We are looking at the prospect of moving yet again, but this is something I know has always been a part of our lives. Rob will eventually want to work in his field, so moving to a big city is always on the horizon. Where in the US will it be....that is the ultimate question for the time being. We have lived so many places: twice in Pensacola, FL; Robertsdale, AL; Lake Worth, FL; Mesa, AZ; Thomasville, GA; and now here in Gulfport, MS (not in that order).

Where ever God leads us with Rob's job, we will go. It will not be without missing friends that we have made here in Gulfport. We have lived here longer than any of the places we have moved to. We have a solid church family and friends...I've grow so close to a lot of moms with multiples, but I will always be in touch, one way or another.

Well, I'm signing off for now. Everyone be Blessed and Stay safe!

Julie D